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Friday, November 15, 2019

CITY OF ELMHURST: Teens, Alcohol and Prescription Drugs - A deadly combination


By Press release submission | Oct 15, 2019


City of Elmhurst issued the following announcement on Oct. 8.

Teens, Alcohol and Prescription Drugs - A deadly combination. A Moms’ story of losing two sons in one night.

Wednesday October 23rd 7:00-8:30pm. Bryan Middle School

Sponsored by the City of Elmhurst Commission on Youth.

Nick Savage was 19 years old, and his brother Jack was just 18 on June 14, 2015. On this day, they attended high school graduation parties, celebrating the milestone with all their friends and classmates. It was also the day these two brothers died. The reason for their passing: acute alcohol and oxycodone overdose.

They chose to drink, and they chose to take a pill when it was offered to them. These choices were mistakes, and they paid the ultimate price for them.

As a result, Becky Savage chose to honor her sons, Nick and Jack, with the creation of the 525 Foundation – their hockey numbers were 5 and 25. The goal is to prevent another family from having to endure the pain of such a tragedy through outreach, education and support.

Elmhurst Police & Fire Dept will host an info session and q&a following the presentation.

FREE to community members in and around Elmhurst.

Questions email Jackie at youthcommission630@gmail.com

Any person who has a disability requiring a reasonable accommodation to participate in this meeting, should contact Valerie Johnson, ADA Compliance Officer, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., City of Elmhurst, 209 N. York Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126, or call 630-530-8095 TDD, within a reasonable time before the meeting. Requests for a qualified interpreter require five (5) working days' advance notice.

Original source can be found here.

Source: City of Elmhurst

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